As of the 2021/22 season Midlands Hockey is responsible for all local adult competitions & hockey activity in the Area; geographically this broadly covers Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire.
The Midlands Adult Leagues consist of both men’s and women’s sections playing hockey from Grade 2 to Grade 5 standard. At Grade 2 (Premier and Division 1) there are 2 Men’s and 2 Women’s divisions. For the lower divisions, of which there are a further 29 Men’s and 22 Women’s, the Area is sub-divided into geographically balanced areas that aim to reduce travel for the teams involved. In total there are 718 teams playing in 56 divisions playing adult league hockey across the Midlands Area, Adult Leagues Structure (link)
Please note the Grade of the divisions your teams are playing in, as this will impact how the League Regulations affect each team. EHL divisions are Grade 1 and Area divisions are Grades 2 to 5. There is a new Game Management System (GMS) in place and all the fixtures for all Areas will be entered into this. Clubs need to enter their contacts and will have access to the relevant parts of the GMS to enter venues and times for all fixtures within a given timescale. The system will also incorporate the appointment of officials.
An important part of this system is that every player will need to register on the system and this will form the basis for online team sheets and match result sheets for every game, irrespective of area or level of the game. This player registration will ensure that a fair selection policy is maintained, guided by the Regulations, and a transfer process if players wish to move clubs. These Regulations can be found in the Regulations and Supporting Documents section
Fixtures/Results/Tables can be found here http://matches.englandhockey.co.uk
The Midlands Adult Leagues are run by a Management Committee (ALMC) supported by Divisional Secretaries (ALDS) who make it possible for so many teams to enjoy competitive hockey each week. If you have a query or would like to get involved with the running of the League please get in touch. You will find details in the Adult Hockey Contacts section
The ALMC reviews the structure of the League and sets promotions and relegations for each Division. This structure is reviewed each year taking account of relegations from England Hockey League and applications received for changing the number of teams in the Midlands Area.